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French jets carry out their biggest bombing raid in Syria after Islamic State gunmen massacre 132 people in Paris.
French fighter planes have dropped 20 bombs on the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria.
The bombers hit a jihadi recruitment centre, training camp and arms depot run by the extremist group, according to the French defence ministry.
A spokesman described it as a “massive” attack and France’s biggest to date in Syria.
The aerial raid was launched from air bases in United Arab Emirates and Jordan, and involved 10 of France’s 12 fighter bombers based there.
— Stuart Hughes (@stuartdhughes) November 15, 2015
France has carried out a massive airstrike on an Islamic State stronghold in Raqqa, Syria. It struck dozen’s of targets including a command and control center, training camp and munitions warehouse, the country’s defense ministry announced.
Ten French fighter jets took part in the country’s biggest air raid in Syria, the statement from the defense ministry read.
The strike, coordinated with the United States, was carried out simultaneously from Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, according to Reuters.
“The first target destroyed was used by Daesh (a derogatory Arabic acronym for IS) as a command post, jihadist recruitment center and arms and munitions depot. The second held a terrorist training camp,” a ministry statement said, adding that in total some 30 targets were struck in the raid.
Published on Nov 15, 2015
Aftermath footage of 30 airstrikes conducted by France targeting the outskirts of IS controlled Raqqa